A councillor has called for the immediate installation of traffic calming measures at one of Letterkenny’s busiest suburbs.
Councillor Gerry McMonagle said the measures need to be introduced at Gleann Rua and Killylastin Heights at Glencar.
He said he has been approached by a number of residents pleading for the measures because of the large number of children on the estates.
He explained that although they are separate estates they are joined together by a roadway.
He said signage was not enough to advise motorists to slow down and the only way to ensure this was by traffic calming measures being installed.
“It is long past time that we should have delivered traffic calming measures ot these estates,” he told the latest meeting of the Letterkenny/Milford Municipal Authority.
The motion was second by Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who said he fully supported the safety call.
In its official response, the council said the road is included in the Windyhall section of Letterkenny Active Travels schemes that the NTA have allocated funding to progress in 2023.
“The roads section currently do not have any funding for the erection of traffic calming measures within housing estates,” the response said.
But a clearly annoyed Councillor McMonagle said he didn’t understand why there was no budget for such important measures.
“Why not? Why have we not made a provision for this?
“I don’t understand not having a budget for this. The Council would want to move quickly and urgently on this.”
Roads engineer David McIlwaine said the council can get a safety assessment carried out on the area and see what is required.